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The Bride: The Story of Louise and Montrose

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Historical novel based on the life of Princess Louise, sister of Rupert of the Rhine, betrothed to James Graham, first Marquis of Montrose.
Hardcover, 431 pages
Published 1957 by Chatto & Windus (first published 1947)
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Muriel Schwenck
Back in Highschool, I read a lot of historical romances. This one really stayed with me, and still holds up. (I was afraid, my teenage sensibilities had clouded my judgement.) In restrospect, fortunately, my taste in historical romance was pretty good, I liked the well researched stories with minimum sex, but maximum romance.
So, 30 years later, I got curious about some of the cracking yarns I enjoyed in my youth, and found that most of them hold up very well.
This is especially one of them.
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Although the book was old and the language slightly archaic, I enjoyed reading The Bride. I knew very little about the execution of King Charles I and exile of Charles II and this book introduced me to the secondary players.
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Born in 1899 and educated at Oxford, Irwin was recognized as a novelist of well-researched and occasionally heart-breaking historical fiction. She is best known for her trilogy about Elizabeth I: Young Bess, Elizabeth Captive Princess, and Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain. Young Bess was made into a movie starring Jean Simmons.

Irwin also wrote passionately about the English Civil War, causing gen
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